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Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite
Time of Awakening by Cheryl Rush Cowperthwait is the fourth book in The Legend of the Dragon Child series. The Teller of Tales, Yuri, and Forrest discover a map that sends them on a journey to find the Great Dragon, called Zelspar, who promises a home where dragons are free to live like dragons. The trio soon learns of another problem when they discover the arrival of a new threat bent on destroying the world. Meanwhile, John Clarey travels deep into the mountain, determined to get revenge for the death of his family which brings him face to face with a dragon.
Cheryl Rush Cowperthwait offers a new beginning for the trio after they discover a map leading to the whereabouts of a dragon haven. The trio each faces their own personal journey while still banding together and each feeling like they're starting on a new path. Yuri has the opportunity to explore a new world or stay behind with his closest allies. Forrest continues to learn more about the meaning of being a Teller and, through this, hitting upon the importance of carrying on the stories of dragons. His exploration of self and the understanding he achieves help set him up for a new adventure. Cowperthwait brings life to a fascinating world of dragons through charming characters, a dangerous threat, and the discovery of new beginnings. This paradise is an idealistic place that can shift and grow to fit all the needs of the dragons, which makes it the perfect drive for each of the characters.
Cowperthwait creates this perfect world that contrasts with the rising possibility of a world being destroyed. This gives the characters two reasons to fight back: to save a world from destruction and to journey to this amazing place. A place foretold like the legend of a truly happy place where dragon eggs are numerous and everyone is safe. The plot keeps you on your toes as the threat of the Red Dragons increases and the danger grows with softer moments between the characters woven in through their friendships and bonds. Cowperthwait has a lovely writing style which captures details that create beautiful images as the surroundings come to life, with descriptions such as the sky pushing back her covers to welcome a new day. Time of Awakening is perfect for those who love dragons, magic, and adventures which are woven together for an unforgettable story.